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Xenoblade Chronicles 3D
Xenoblade Chronicles pretty much blew me away back in 2012. Fans had been clamoring for a localization for over two years, and due to an add partnership between Nintendo and GameStop, we got one. It was a rather limited relea...   read

Xenoblade Chronicles X photo
Xenoblade Chronicles X

Xenoblade Chronicles X combat explored in 30-minute livestream

Nintendo of Japan recently streamed a live Xenoblade Chronicles X presentation, detailing the game's intricate combat system for eager viewers around the globe. The 30-minute video is available for viewing in full, and it goes to great len...

 
 Vlade Divac Chronicles X photo
Vlade Divac Chronicles X

Xenoblade Chronicles X shows off dynamic weather, day-night cycle

Day and night cycles aren't new, but it's a pretty one at least. Actually, thinking on it, more RPGs (particularly Japanese RPGs) could benefit from a day and night cycle just for the perceived visual variation on the hours and hours spent...

 
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Bright Lord

Shadow of Mordor's newest DLC has you wearing rings and fighting Sauron

Leagues of Uruks fell by your doing in Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor -- just an unacceptable amount of dead orcs, really. Sure, that was gratifying in its own way, but a pile of orcs doesn't carry the same weight as someone whose title in...

 
More Condemned plz photo
More Condemned plz

Which indie studio should take on Condemned 3?

Over the weekend, Monolith Productions founder Jace Hall put it out on Facebook that he is "contemplating" setting up an independent development team with the rights to Condemned "so that they can take over the franchise and move it forward...

 
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Shadow of Mordor

Shadow of Mordor DLC goes hunting, vomiting

Monolith released Lord of the Hunt today, the first add-on pack for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. Yeah, the $10 DLC has a lot of the stuff you'd expect: new nemeses, new challenges, and even some guy named Torvin the Dwarven Hunter ...

 
Tutorial blues
“THA'S HOW YOU RIDE A CARRRRRAGOR!" Yeah, thanks asshole. I've already done this like two dozen times. You might have noticed I rode up to your mission marker ON a Caragor. “WHEN UN' ORC IS DOWN, THA'S WHEN YOUR C...   read

Last-gen Shadow of Mordor photo
Last-gen Shadow of Mordor

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor looks not so good on Xbox 360 and PS3

I completely forgot Monolith was working on last-generation ports of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. The studio delayed the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game to ... today. It's available for a full $59.99, though I'd re...

 
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Revisiting Condemned

Condemned: Criminal Origins holds up better than expected

When I think back to the Xbox 360 launch, a few games immediately come to mind: Kameo, Project Gotham Racing 3, and Perfect Dark Zero. You had to take what you could get in late 2005 and hope your console didn't red ring. Mine was dead befo...

 
Shadow of Mordor DLC photo
Shadow of Mordor DLC

Dress up like the bad guy in this free Shadow of Mordor DLC

Monolith has released a free Power of Shadow DLC pack for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor on Steam, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. Most notably, it includes an alternate costume for Talion that resembles the Black Hand of Sauron. Epic Runes ar...

 
Shadow of Mordor
[Note: I am currently in process of rendering and uploading all of the videos to the playlist. If you run out and want more, be sure to check back soon.] Max and I decided it would be a good idea to shoot a playthrough of th...   read

Shadow of Mordor photo
Shadow of Mordor

Want to watch a season pass trailer for a game that hasn't released yet?

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor's doing mostly fine from the reviews that came out last week, but that doesn't mean that you will like it. How can you like a game if you haven't played it yet? You can't, plain and simple. But, that's n...

 
Shadow of Mordor
Like Max, I didn't know what to make of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor but taking a guarded approach has paid off -- the reviews are in and they're overwhelmingly positive. Nice surprise! Still not sure I'll rush out to grab the game at launch on Tuesday -- I've got my hands full, as I'm sure many of you will shortly -- but it's much higher on my to-play list after this week.   read

Shadow of Mordor review
Developing a licensed game can be extremely difficult. Not only does Monolith Productions have the Lord of the Rings film series to honor with Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, but the developer also has to work in ma...   read

Shadow of Mordor photo
Shadow of Mordor

Shadow of Mordor pushed back on Xbox 360 and PS3

Like a Balrog vanquished to the depths from whence it came, Warner Bros. took a good look at the legacy console adaptions of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor and declared "You shall not pass!" At least, not for a few more months. Warner ...

 
Shadow of Mordor photo
Shadow of Mordor

Shadow of Mordor's campaign digs into Middle-earth's past

[Writers Note: The original story was amended because of number of factual inaccuracies. My sincerest apologies to anyone who was confused by the original article.] It won't be long now until Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is released....

 
Shadow of Mordor photo
Shadow of Mordor

Shadow of Mordor looks good but is it Lord of the Rings?

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor has gotten a lot of people excited because of its seemingly great combat and interesting reputation system but is it me, or does it just look like a generic dark fantasy game? I'll be honest, my Middle-earth ...

 
Middle-earth photo
Middle-earth

Engage in psychological warfare with Shadow of Mordor's Wraith

You might've thought that Orcs were all fleshy and a good ol'-fashioned sword through the squishy parts would be enough to take care of them. False. Some might fall to the blade, but you'll need something decidedly more cerebral to handle ...

 
Shadow of Mordor photo
Shadow of Mordor

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor shall not release on October 7 anymore

October is going to be ridiculously packed with high-profile videogames, so the news that Warner Bros. has decided to fast-track Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor's release from October 7 to September 30 is certainly welcomed. It's only a...

 
Xenoblade Chronicles X
Epic space battles. Huge mecha. And a gorgeous Xenosaga-style art direction. Monolith Soft's new game is called Xenoblade Chronicles X and it looks absolutely stellar. Do want. Hiroyuki Sawano, composer on numerous anime series like Attack on Titan, is handling the music on the upcoming Wii U project, which should be launching sometime in 2015.   read

Shadow of Mordor photo
Shadow of Mordor

New Shadow of Mordor trailer moves like a ghost, fights like a devil

We spend so much of our lives working. When I die, if there's some sort of afterlife, I want to just chill out. Make it look like a never-ending Corona commercial or something. Doesn't that sound nice? That's not a position that Middl...

 
8===D
I had absolutely no expectations for  Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor. I’ve never played any of the franchise games, and I knew very little about the upcoming title. But my first hands on was a very pleasant surprise. A mere 45 minutes of play of its sandbox game got its hooks in me and now I'm totally sold.      read

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Voice cast for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor revealed

Upcoming game Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor will be voiced by some of the best in the business. Troy Baker will voice lead character Talion, while Nolan North, Laura Bailey, Alastair Duncan, and Liam O'Brien hold down other prime roles. In...

 
Shadow of Mordor photo
Shadow of Mordor

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is looking stabby

This video for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is supposed to be about runes, which are dropped by fallen foes and used to upgrade protagonist Talion's weapons. And it is. But I can't not concentrate on how ridiculous the action is in this ...

 
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8===D

Monolith's X is still on track for 2014, for both Japan and the west

Monolith's Wii U game, which I guess we're still calling X, is still on track for 2014. Nintendo's financial results says that that "brand new title developed by Monolith Software Inc" is due out this year not only in Japan, but also North ...

 
NOLF photo
NOLF

Trademark spotted: No One Lives Forever may live again

No One Lives Forever's rights disappeared last year. Activision said it didn't have them and, in short, no one seemed to have them. Siliconera spotted trademarks for No One Lives Forever, The Operative, Contract J.A.C.K. and A Spy in H.A.R....

 
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Middle-earth

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor set for release on October 7

It's been awhile since we last heard from Monolith's new action-adventure title set in Tolkien's fantasy universe. Now, WB Games has revealed the release date, and fans will get to experience Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor later this y...

 
Middle-earth photo
Middle-earth

Monolith talks cross-gen differences in Shadow of Mordor

One of the big talking points for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor has been developer Monolith's Nemesis system, which involves procedural generation of orcs ranging from their fighting styles to their individual rank and role to their person...

 
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Brand new footage from Monolith's X for Wii U

On today's Nintendo Direct, brand new battle engine footage from upcoming Monolith Soft Wii U game X was shown. Aside from the uninterrupted gameplay, Nintendo didn't give much more for us to go on other than that the battle system is base...

 
Shadow of Mordor photo
Shadow of Mordor

First footage of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

My initial reaction after hearing about Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor and seeing this eight minutes or so of footage was that it's a shame Monolith didn't come with an original setting. Even if you aren't a diehard Tolkien fan, you'll qui...

 

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Jordan is a founding member of Destructoid and poster of seemingly random pictures. They are anything but random. Disclosure: I backed Double Fine Adventure and Awesomenauts: Starstorm on Kickst...

 

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Ckarasu

People might disagree with this, but I admire this guys straightforward honesty in this I do agree that RE6 gets way more hate than it deserves, but I dunno if I can call it

 
Torchman

Can I just say that takes alot of balls to offer day one dlc after all the delays?

 
JuIc3

I asked, you answered! Im going to stream my first time playing

 
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Semen in the left, blood in the

 
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Im a dad!

 
Scrustle

Some genius at my ISP clicked the wrong thing so Ive had no Internet all day, and it wont be fixed until On the plus side I made it through Irithyll in to the dungeons, so thats

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Today has been a massive, MASSIVE waste of time! Details in the

 
guitarvillain

*beatboxes so fast and furious that none of you can step to it*

 
FunkyVideoGames

Battleborn Vs OverWatch

 
Vadicta

Shit just got

 
KnickKnackMyWack

Im not sure why but this is not only entertaining to watch, but also somehow better articulated the CoDness of the new Doom Im really getting what Xor and a few others were getting at

 
JuIc3

Should I buy the humble bundle for Shantae?

 
Flegma

What could Nintendo do differently with F-Zero? Ever played Speed Racer on Wii? (Except thered be the not invented here

 
Jed Whitaker

Haters gonna

 
Sr Churros

Happy Star Wars day! Also, controversal opinion time: Darth Vader is a pretty weak villain, specially when compared to Darth Sidious or Kylo He is completely style over But I do agree that his armor looks

 
BigDoniel

BvS is too long by about an hour and nothing happens for far too A film with Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and doomsday is incredibly hard to make boring, but congratulations you achieved it Mr

 
Jinx 01

Managed to accidentally suicide two games in a row in Quest of Dungeons by clicking on the spawn

 
KnickKnackMyWack

Got my Battlenet account back! Just in time for some Overwatch

 
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Know what solve plenty of life issues? New work Holy cow, theyre so cozy and Got me like -

 
Agent9

I suppose Darksouls is one of the few games where I dont mind being steam I will have my revenge aldrich faithful!!!!!!!! I will hunt you

 
KnickKnackMyWack

OH MY FUCKING GOD! There is a remaster of the 98 Battlezone game on Steam! HOW DID I NOT KNOW ABOUT THIS FUCKERY OF AWESOME?!

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Im on a bus next to two CoD fanboys arguing about which Modern Warfare is the

 
Donley Time

Boss 101 Screenshot - game tuning time, watch out for the lightning bolts - they explode!

 
ACESandElGHTS

File under: How do I arcade? 1982 magazine article on coin-op

 
Asterion

Anyone with exams coming up who even thinks about procrastinating - Francis York Morgan has words for

 
YoeriB

my not be very active in the foreseeable pc problems + finals coming up, just wanted to let you Cause I care about you, are you not gratefull?

 
Torchman

Alright, who let the shit waifu in?

 
Flegma

Im thinking Bamco shouldve named the masked man in Lost Reavers as Rick the parapsychology Wouldve made the story much more

 
Funkotrons Finest

Hello friends! I have returned home from my hospital stay and am now recovering from My spine has gone full Robocop, soon my journey to machine will be Just wanted to thank everyone who wished me well before surgery, much appreciated!

 

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